Overview: The Agriculture & Food Systems Institute’s Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA) convened a workshop on the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops in the context of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Bogota, Colombia on November 17-18, 2011. This conference was organized under the South Asia Biosafety Program and provided in Spanish.

Program: The workshop featured sessions on:

  • International regulation of GM plants
  • Criteria for the environmental risk assessment of GM plants in Colombia
  • Introduction to the environmental risk assessment of GM plants

Agenda:

Introducción a los organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM)
Introduction to genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Jose Leonardo Bocanegra, Humboldt Institute

El “Compact” en el contexto del Protocolo de Cartagena en Bioseguridad
The “Compact” in the context of the Cartagena Protocol Biosafety
Maria Andrea Uscátegui, Agro-Bio

Desarrollo de la capacidad institucional para evaluar el impacto de algodón Bt en especies no objetivo a través de la implementación  de un caso de estudio en el Caribe Colombiano
Development of institutional capacity to assess the impact of Bt cotton on non-target species through the implementation of a case study in the Colombian Caribbean
Ricardo Perez and Elizabeth Aguliera, Corpoica

Evaluación de riesgo ambiental: comprendiendo los conceptos
Environmental risk assessment: understanding the concepts
Ray Layton (presented on behalf of CERA)

Laboratorio central interinstitucional de detección y monitoreo de organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM) avances para el sector ambiental en Colombia
Inter Central Laboratory detection and monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) progress in the environmental sector in Colombia
Carolina Villafane, Humboldt Institute

Diferencias en la evaluación de riesgo ambiental en liberaciones contenidas, confinadas y no confinadas de plantas GM
Differences in environmental risk assessment in releases contained, confined and unconfined GM plant
Camen Vicién, University of Buenos Aires

Evaluación de riesgo ambiental (ERA): la importancia del context
Environmental risk assessment (ERA): the importance of context
Monica Garcia-Alonso, Estel Consult Ltd.

Monitoreo ambiental post venta
Environmental monitoring after sale
Paulo Paes de Andrade, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Formulación de problemas: ¿Qué preguntas debemos plantear? ¿Qué hipótesis debemos probar?
Problem Formulation: What questions should we ask? What assumptions should try?
Ray Layton, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Estduio de caso 1: frijol resistente a virus
Case Study 1: Virus resistant bean

Estudio de caso 2: maíz tolerante a sequía
Case Study 2: Drought tolerant corn 

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